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Last updated at 21/01/2018

Sulaymaniyah and Erbil citizens protest against Turkish attack on Afrin

Several civil society organizations held a press conference in Hewler and condemned the Turkish state‌s attacks against Afrin. In a meant time activist,  people in Sulaymaniyah city demonstrate in solidarity with Afrin on Sunday.

Representatives of civil society organizations in Hewler (Erbil) gathered at Hewler Civil Society Organizations Centre and held a joint press conference condemning the Turkish state‌s invasion attempt against Afrin Canton of Northern Syria.

Speaking on behalf of civil society organizations, Hewler Civil Society Organizations Representative Sîrwan Gerdî called on the Kurdish people for unity, saying; “Unfortunately, people and lands of Kurdistan are sacrificed to the political competition of invading and neighbouring states. The Kurdish people should adopt one single voice and one single attitude against the enemies.”

On Saturday afternoon hundreds of people take the street to demonstrate against Turkish state aggression against fellow Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan, also known as Rojava, Afrin Canton. 

“Erdogan terrorist,” the protesters chanted, in reference to the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who ordered the attacks under the pretext of fighting “terrorism.”

Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria‌s Afrin province on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish fighter it aims to sweep from its border.


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